The Coast of Folly

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The Coast of Folly
The Coast of Folly.jpg
1925 lobby card
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Allan Dwan
Written by James Ashmore Creelman (adaptation)
Forrest Halsey
Based on The Coast of Folly: A Novel
by Conninsby William Dawson
Starring Gloria Swanson
Dorothy Cumming
Lawrence Gray
Cinematography George Webber
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • September 21, 1925 (1925-09-21)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Coast of Folly is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Gloria Swanson in a dual role as mother and daughter. Richard Arlen had a small part in the film but his scenes were cut before release. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Conninsby William Dawson, and adapted for the screen by James Ashmore Creelman.[1]

The film is one of eight films that Swanson and Dwan worked on together (four of which are now lost).[2] The Coast of Folly is now presumed lost though stills exist.[3][4][5]



  1. ^ The Coast of Folly at database
  2. ^ Shearer, Stephen Michael (2013). Gloria Swanson: The Ultimate Star. Macmillan. p. 1567. ISBN 1-250-01366-6. 
  3. ^ Welsch, Tricia (2013). Gloria Swanson: Ready for Her Close-Up. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 56. ISBN 1-617-03749-4. 
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Coast of Folly
  5. ^ The Coast of Folly at Lost Film Files:lost Paramount Pictures - 1925

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